, Gloucester, MA

August 4, 2013

How to post comments under new format

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Beginning Monday, the online comments section here at will no longer be open to postings under pseudo screen names and will require all commenters to use their real names.

The changeover, however, will also require commenters to register under the new system.

Here are the two easiest ways to register and post:

Disqus option: If you already have a Disqus account but don’t use your own name now, open any story on the web page. Log in, click the gear symbol under “Leave a message” box, then click on “Edit settings” to change your user name to your actual name. If you don’t have a Disqus account, click on the “Leave a message” box, click on the blue Disqus logo just below, then click on “Need an account?” Finally, email your name, email address and phone number to We will then enable your account.

Facebook option: If you already have a Disqus account as well as a Facebook account, log out of Disqus. You will then be given the option of signing back in via Facebook. Click on the circle with the Facebook logo and follow the instructions. If you do not have a Disqus account, you can create one using the Facebook function. Your first post will not appear until we activate your account, but that again, should come Monday morning.